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COVID-19 safety screens update

May 1, 2020Uncategorized

This week, the union has been working with employers and TfNSW to have the safety screens for drivers enlarged. This is an important safety feature for our drivers as we start to see a potential easing of restrictions and increase in commuters on the network. It is important that we don’t see a flare up in COVID-19 infections.

A prototype model for this prepared by Transit Systems was provisionally reviewed. The State Transit Authority have also come up with prototypes which have been provisionally reviewed. These STA models are more comprehensive and offer better protection and security. They are good enough that a Fleet Safety meeting will be convened to formally assess the screens along WHS lines.

This assessment will include practical driving in day and night conditions.

The RTBU is working to ensure that the added safety measure does not introduce more hazards into the driver’s work environment.

Members will be kept updated on our progress.